The 51st State

No, not the film, though it is an excellent film. If you like violence and black comedy.

I am, after a recent post, and some associated comments, thinking of starting a serious political movement to integrate the UK into the USA.

Ideally I would incorporate the USA into the UK as “British Empire 2.0” but I can see that there are slightly more problems that way. I’m not sure, for instance, how keen Americans would be on the idea of reintroducing tea as the national drink, and I’m also looking for a way to get rid of the royal family that doesn’t involve the Romanov Solution. All in all, the 51st State solution may be the way forward.

It may be 52nd or even 53rd by the time we get round to it, but the idea will be the same.

Part One is to establish a political career for myself based on one big idea. It worked for Nigel Farage so it can definitely be done. Let’s face it, many recent politicians have functioned perfectly well without even one idea.

The quickest option would probably be to find a gullible American tourist and sell them the country. There is precedent for this, which is how Louisiana and Alaska both found themselves in the USA. Anyone who can offer me enough cash can have it. We’ll have to hammer out a few details but if I could have a $5,000,000 deposit I’ll get back to you from my newly registered office in a country I have yet to select. I have a list of likely destinations here. Some, to be honest, are better than others.

If not, there’s the political option. It might take some time, but look at all the problems we could solve. We could be a state, Scotland could be a separate one and North and South Ireland (like the Dakotas or the Carolinas) could also be states. Wales could even have a go at independence within a federal framework. At one stroke we get rid of the Royal Family and loads of political problems.

I don’t really have any pictures to go with this one – I can’t find the one with pigs with their snouts in the trough, which always reminds me of Westminster for some reason.

I will try my best. Something seasonal, but no Robins.


Tampled Leaves – Arnot Hill Park




25 thoughts on “The 51st State

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      1. derrickjknight

        Sorry about that. I looked no further than the like icons – yours was different then and had no face – even more so that now. I can barely remember what I read just one year ago.

  2. tootlepedal

    I was thinking that perhaps we could become a part of a United Europe State. We tried and failed with America before so perhaps we could try being a real part of Europe. We haven’t tried that yet. I am voting for Simona Kupercaite (if I have spelled her name right) as head of state.

  3. Lavinia Ross

    I prefer tea myself. I just keep praying for peaceful resolution to the world’s problems, and please post more photos of robins. Perhaps if the Vulcan’s took over the planet there would be peace and logic everywhere. 🙂

    1. quercuscommunity

      That’s a start. Now there are two of us we can, according to Arlo Guthrie, look for a third to form an organisation. Fifty might take a bit longer, but then, of course, we will be a movement! 🙂

  4. Sharon

    I fear the current incumbent in the white house could be contemplating the virtues of a monarchy so there may be no improvement. Speaking of the president he did offer to buy Greenland perhaps he would consider making an offer on the UK.
    Me, I am thinking New Zealand is a good option, wonder if I could defect.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Number One Son is just back from New Zealand, which he liked. Number Two Son has been in Canada a year and is thinking of applying to stay. I am too old to move countries so need to move the country… 🙂

    1. quercuscommunity

      A number of them have military pensions and we would pay their old age pension, so as long as they lived quietly I’m sure they wouldn’t be a burden. That’s assuming we don’t just line them up against a wall…

  5. higgledypiggledymom

    I think you may be on to something….except from my understanding there is a long history of loving tradition in England (at least), and some semblance of courtesy and politeness whereas here we have the ‘wild wild west’ with some lawlessness and it’s okay if you get away with it and the bigger mouth or weapon wins. It’s sad, but not sure I’d put more pollution in a country I find quite lovely, clean and has manners. Call me old school, and I feel the age thing, but that’s my humble opinion.
    BTW, love the post–cracked me up! Keep on dreamin’!

    1. quercuscommunity

      Thank you. 🙂

      Have you ever heard the story of the Texan who was boasting about Texas, as I believe they do, and ended up saying, “…and your itty bitty little country would fit into just one corner of Texas.”

      To which the listening Englishman replied: “Yes, and it would be a great improvement.”


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